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For immediate release
April 8, 2002
Contact:
Tracey Terry
202.513.2308, tterry@npr.org



NPR's Daniel Schorr To Receive Murrow Award

WASHINGTON, DC-Veteran news commentator and journalist Daniel Schorr will be honored on Wednesday, April 10, 2002, with Washington State University's 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting during the 28th annual Edward R. Murrow Symposium. This award is especially significant as Schorr is the last of Murrow's legendary CBS team still fully active in journalism. Schorr currently interprets national and international events as senior news analyst for NPR.

During a career spanning more than six decades, Schorr has covered every major event from the McCarthy anti-Communist hearings of the 1950s to the Clinton impeachment hearings of the 1990s. As CBS' chief Watergate correspondent, he won three Emmys for his coverage.

Schorr reported alongside Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite for CBS, started CNN with Ted Turner and is the recipient of numerous honors including the George Polk commentary award, Peabody, Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Golden Baton for Exceptional Contributions to Radio and Television Reporting and Commentary, and the Distinguished Service Award of the American Society of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications. He also has been inducted into the Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame.

In recent years, Schorr has worked primarily for NPR, contributing regularly to All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday, and Weekend Edition Sunday, and participating in live coverage of important events and breaking news.

The Murrow Symposium was established by the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University to honor one of its most distinguished alumnus, Edward R. Murrow, a 1930 graduate in speech at Washington State. Past winners of the Edward R. Murrow Award at WSU include Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, Bernard Shaw, Sam Donaldson, Al Neuharth, Keith Jackson, and Frank Blethen.

NPR, renowned for journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information and cultural programming, serves a growing audience of nearly 20 million Americans each week via more than 680 public radio stations. NPR Online at www.npr.org brings hourly newscasts, news features, commentaries and live events to Internet users through original online reports, audio streaming and other multimedia elements. NPR also distributes programming to listeners in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network and throughout Japan via cable.